Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

The Speaker Point

He does a great job identifying what every public speaker faces on the road and at ever-changing venues and events (different technology, changes of schedule, bad room layouts, empty crowds, and more). Confessions of a Public Speaker also takes you for a brief peek inside the TV industry, showing behind-the-scenes images of studios and what a speaker faces when speaking on television.

Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

A good tip is to arrive early to minimize any surprises and to make adjustments depending on the configuration of the room. I was surprised when I got to the venue in NYC that every man and woman was dressed in formal business wear, and every man was wearing a tie.

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Is PowerPoint the new black?

Speak Schmeak

Show data on your slides only if the charts or graphs are simple, clean, and data points large enough to be seen in the back of the room. Other visuals might include props, toys, posters, videos or costumes, depending on the venue and the audience.

Karl Stefanovic: Tired and Emotional Breakfast Host

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

America recognises television excellence at the Emmy awards. Australia has the Logies, named after John Logie Baird, who invented the television. So there’s ample time for all your favorite stars to become mind-bendingly, room-spinningly ‘refreshed’ The Logies have a special personal significance, being the first major event I worked on as a squeaky-voiced teenage video technician. Today, a bit of Australian presentation culture for our international guests.

Famous Speech Friday: Elizabeth Warren's silencing in the U.S. Senate

The Eloquent Woman

Across the room, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, had stepped forward with an objection, setting off an extraordinary confrontation in the Capitol and silencing a colleague, procedurally, in the throes of a contentious debate over President Trump’s cabinet nominee.

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Speaking and sport

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

In July, following my talk on My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer for Durrington WI I sat at the front of the room in the village hall while they had their business meeting. As I was clearing my props away on the stage at the venue, a VCO (now known as WI Advisors) started delivering a talk of her own, which began with asking whether any of them had considered how, for example, self-massage could lead to 'a whole new you'. Durrington Women's Institute, Wiltshire.

Humor Is Contagious

Humor Power

When a room full of people are laughing, most people join in. Because laughter is contagious, many television comedy shows have employed laughter-enhancement strategies. There is quality of the room, the sound, the lighting, the arrangement of the seating. An indoor speaking room almost always trumps an outdoor venue. Likewise a room with a low ceiling traps the laughter better than a high ceiling, and thus magnifies the laughter.

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How would Obama's rhetoric and oratory sound from a London back street?

Max Atkinson

New UK prime ministers speak from the front doorstep of a terraced house that has no front garden and opens directly on to a cramped London backstreet – not the most promising venue for stirring rhetoric and oratory.

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Albert Maruggi Brogan's right, (damn I wish I had $5 for every time I said that) if you are little bit of a ham, actor(tress) or former television news anchor, that can open doors. His answer was something along the lines of, "There's always room for improvement."

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 10, 2013: Supt. Hite: “We cannot allow the city, the state, the School District, or anybody else to think that this is normal”

Speaking Of...

A command center set up to field calls for help from principals at the district''s 212 schools mostly resembled a public television station''s pledge drive where volunteers wait for phones to ring. on PCN television.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 9, 2013: Yinzercation: How to Read the PSSA Report

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on PCN television. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 8, 2013: Where’s the accountability for state and local elected officials responsible for providing a constitutionally mandated “thorough and efficient” education for 134,000 Philly students?

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on PCN television. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 7, 2013: Feds want data protected in Trombetta cyber charter fraud case

Speaking Of...

on PCN television. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Sept 19 th in Reading Save the date: September 19 tentative meeting date in Reading ; no venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 12, 2013: State Board of Education set to vote on revised set of Common Core standards

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How many television specials have you seen claiming that our education system is disastrous? Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19.

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 11, 2013: Teaching? Piece of cake. Everybody knows you can pick that up in just five weeks….

Speaking Of...

on PCN television. Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building 100 Penn Square East , Philadelphia Details and registration: [link] PA Special Education Funding Formula Commission Upcoming Meeting Has Been Rescheduled to Sept 26 th in Reading Was originally scheduled for September 19. No venue announced yet To consider charter and cyber special education funding Diane Ravitch will be speaking in Philly at the Main Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library on September 17 at 7:30 pm.

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